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Posted at 4:51 PM ET, 11/19/2010

Democrat Mumpower enters race to succeed Griffith in House

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

Democrat Ginger Mumpower, who served on the Radford City Council and owns a jewelry business, will run to replace Del. Morgan Griffith (R), who was elected to Congress this month, said Brian Coy, a spokesman for the Democratic Party of Virginia.

Greg Habeeb, a Salem lawyer and former Salem Republican chairman, announced two weeks ago that he was running with the backing of Griffith.

Mumpower served one term on Radford City Council after being elected in 1984. She spent two years as vice mayor. In 1991, she was elected chairwoman of Radford's Democratic committee.

Habeeb officially became the GOP nominee at 5 p.m. after no other Republican filed to run on the day of the filing deadline.

"Gregg Habeeb will be a leader in Richmond who will work hard to create jobs, keep taxes low, and fight for the principles we share,'' Gov, Bob McDonnell said in a statement. "The people of Roanoke and Salem will have a principled representative in the General Assembly, and I am looking forward to working with Greg on the important issues facing our Commonwealth."

McDonnell has officially called a special election for Jan. 11. The General Assembly begins its 46-day session Jan. 12.

By Anita Kumar  | November 19, 2010; 4:51 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar, House of Delegates  
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